26 April 2012
by Megan Meagher
Child's Own Studio empowers kids to design their own furry friend.
"Be it a bunny or a bear, there's often at least one special toy that a child clings to for security, without which their world—and their parents'—might swiftly crumble. Creative mom Wendy Tsao sets out to strengthen that relationship with Child's Own Studio, which she founded to make custom stuffed plushie toys based on kids' drawings. "When my son started kindergarten, his school asked for a comfort toy to put in his emergency preparation kit. Instead of sending in one of his favorite stuffed toys or running to the store to buy something, I decided to sew one myself" she explains. "I was thinking of making his favorite animal, but then I saw his self-portrait. He drew it all the time, and it always—more or less—looked the same, with huge eye circles, stick arms and ten long wispy digits. So, I thought, 'why not?' And when I was finished, my son immediately recognized it and was very appreciative."
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